If like me you’ve balked at how un-feminist our classic fairy tales can be, then you understand how reluctant I was, last Christmas, when my niece asked me to read her Cinderella. For a start, three of the women in the story come in for very harsh descriptions, they’re either, ugly, stupid, or evil. As … Continue reading Rose Amberly: Fairy tales, Fantasy and legends hold up a mirror to real life
Here's a list of books if you like Gaslamp. These books were selected by our administrators and community members. We hope you find your next favorite read! 1. Nefertiti's Heart by A.W. Exley Cara Devon has always been impulsive, but tangling with a serial killer might cure that. Permanently. "I love everything about the story. … Continue reading 13 Books to Read If You Love Gaslamp
Today we’d like to introduce you to an old genre that is getting some new recognition — gaslamp. While gaslamp has been with us for over a hundred years now, it has only recently been given its own category on Amazon and a BISAC code. What is gaslamp? GASLAMP (also known as gaslight fantasy or … Continue reading A.W. Exley and Rabia Gale: What’s Gaslamp?
Craving magic lamps and desert sands after watching the Aladdin remake? Helena Rookwood has you covered with a list of books to sate your inner djinni!
Jaycee Jarvis defines the role of the beta hero in romantic fantasy and fantasy romance, and makes some book recommendations!
J.M. Butler gives her review of one of RFS's March 2019 Book Club winners, A Thief and a Gentlewoman by Clare Sager.
Roz P. Garrett delves deeply into the worldbuilding, plot, and romance of Jacqueline Carey's masterpiece romantic fantasy, Kushiel's Dart.
Ryan Muree discusses the Chosen One trope in fantasy.
Do you love Beauty and the Beast? Nicolette Andrews lists the books you need on your TBR, like, yesterday. 🙂
J.M. Butler gives her review of one of RFS's February 2019 Book Club winners, Heart of the Fae by Emma Hamm.